Where’s My Package?

I bought something, and on Monday the seller sent me an email (“Subject: Your package is on its way”) confirming it had shipped by Priority Mail. They included a tracking number.

The USPS has a web page that lets you track the progress of your package.

So, where's my package?

Label/Receipt Number: xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xxxx xx
Scheduled for Delivery: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Class: Priority Mail®
Service(s): Delivery Confirmation™
Status: Out for Delivery or Available at PO Box

Your item is out for delivery or available at a PO Box at 8:27 am on September 22, 2010 in KEY BISCAYNE, FL 33149.

But I live in Coral Gables. And the mail came this afternoon. Without my package.

Most likely, some postal worker figures out that it belongs over here and tomorrow I learn its been re-sorted into my zip code. But what if it was delivered to a PO Box? What if someone has it?

And, more fundamentally, am I better off knowing it's in Key Biscayne rather than having some generalized concern that it sure seems to be taking its own sweet time getting here? Not obviously.

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3 Responses to Where’s My Package?

  1. RL says:

    I had a package that was “delivered” by the USPS on Monday. Tracking said it was delivered at 6:30pm. It arrived with my mail at 2pm on Tuesday. The Coral Gables USPS delivery people just check off that everything was delivered when they reach the end of their shift, and then just deliver it the next day. Completely frustrating and there isn’t anything you can do about it.

    These are the same people who sent back a priority envelope (with signature) as “no such address,” when it was exactly my address. We had to take the original envelope (once we contacted the sender and asked for them to resend it, in a new envelope, and include the old envelope”) with the “No such address stamp” in to the post office before they believed us.

  2. TJ says:

    I can’t begin to express how happy I am to be out of Miami and back into a civilized city where the USPS is simply slow and inefficient, not slow, inefficient, and illiterate.

  3. Klaus says:

    comforted, but here in Germany it is common to the packages disappear and not show up.
    Here there is an insurance of up to 500 EUR.


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